Another Mega Millions drawing concluded on Friday with no one taking the top prize. This means the Jackpot continues to grow. The Grand Prize now reaches an estimated $75 million for Feb. 22. A winner in tonight’s drawing could choose to take the lump sum cash amount of $50.1 million before taxes. Either way, that chunk of change is nothing to sneeze at.
One lucky player in WA came close to hitting it, matching the first five white balls in Friday’s drawing. Matching those five won them a prize of $1 million anyway.
Check the Mega Millions winning numbers below after the drawing at 11:00 p.m.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday Feb. 22, 2022
Winning numbers: 6 – 17 – 22 – 57 – 62
Mega Ball: 3
Will 2/22 shape up to be a lucky lotto day?
You may have noticed the unique pattern in today’s date. It’s 2/22/2022. That’s a lot of 2’s– but more interestingly it has fallen on a Tuesday, leading some to call it “Twosday.” More commonly written as 2/22/22, Twosday is not an official holiday but could it spell luck for lottery players?
If you plan to play some twos on your lottery ticket today, you might be interested in knowing how often those numbers come up in Mega Millions drawings. Of course, every number is as likely to hit as any other, but as chance would have it some numbers have been drawn more than others.
Here’s how today’s “lucky” numbers have stacked up, since Oct. 31, 2017 when Mega Millions updated some game details.
Drawing frequency for main white balls:
- Number: 2; Times drawn: 27
- Number: 20; Times drawn 36
- Number: 22; Times drawn: 32
Drawing frequency for the red Mega Ball:
- Number: 2; Times drawn: 15
- Number: 20; Times drawn: 17
- Number: 22; Times drawn: 26
In comparison, the most often drawn numbers for white balls are 10 and 17, which have both been drawn 46 times.
22 has been the most commonly drawn Mega Ball, coming up 26 times. The next most common is 11, having been drawn 24 times.
Will you be playing some of these numbers, or perhaps buying two $2 tickets for extra luck today?
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